Kriti Film Club Screenings@Alaknanda: 1st November 2014

Kriti Film Club
invites you for the screening on 1st November 2014 of

Mardistan (Macholand): Reflections on Indian Manhood
26 mins/ English, Hindi
Director: Harjant Gill
(In collaboration with PSBT)


Men Against the Tide
22 mins/ English, Hindi
Directors: ITVS & CNN-IBN
(In collaboration with ITVS)

Date: 1st November, Saturday
Time: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
(screenings followed by discussion)
at the Kriti team workplace
A-15 Tara Apartments, near Alaknanda market
New Delhi 110019 (nearest metro – Govindpuri)

Mardistan - Through the experiences of four different men, ranging in age from 20s to 40s, Mardistan explores the notion of contemporary manhood in a rapidly globalising India. A middle-aged writer attempting to make sense of the physical and sexual abuse he witnessed growing up in an elite military academy, a working class father of twin daughters resisting the pressure to have a son, a young college student searching for a girlfriend with whom he can lose his virginity, a middle-aged gay man deciding to come out to his wife after nearly 20 years of marriage, together make up different dimensions of what it means to be a man in India today. 

About the FilmmakerHarjant Gill is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies at Towson University, Maryland. He received his PhD from American University. His academic research examines the intersections of masculinity, modernity and migration in South Asia. He is also a documentary filmmaker and has made several films that have screened at film festivals worldwide and won numerous awards. His previous documentary with PSBT, Roots of Love, explored the changing significance of hair and turban among Sikhs and has been telecast on BBC World News, BBC America, and Doordarshan. He is currently also the Co-Director of Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival.

Men Against the Tide How men across the world are challenging the various facets of masculinity:  December 2012 Delhi gang rape cut short the life of a promising young woman.  It also sparked an emotional response, revolutionizing India’s consciousness around gender-based violence, and provoking many of us to speak out and take action against it.  One year later, a new film by CNN-IBN and ITVS (Independent Television Service, Inc.) honors men throughout India who are striking at the root of gender-based violence.

ABOUT THE FILM CLUB: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development research, praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as a borrowing & access space for documentary films.

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